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Kate Davidson


Kate Davidson is host of All Things Considered at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Before moving to Oregon, she was a regular contributor to Marketplace, a reporter at Michigan Radio and a producer at NPR in Washington, D.C., her hometown.

Kate has a degree in English from Yale University and a masters from the University of California-Berkeley and Columbia University, where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow.

Her favorite radio project was an early one: a documentary about the experiences of Navajo children who grew up in white Mormon foster families across the West. That project aired on NPR and won the national Edward R. Murrow award for network documentary. More importantly, though, it cemented her love for radio and deep listening.

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Recent Articles

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US Attorney Says Oregon Sheriffs Need To Cooperate With ICE

OPB | Aug. 7, 2017 5 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's top federal prosecutor wants sheriffs to cooperate more regularly with federal immigration officials.

What We Know About Portland's Search For A New Police Chief

OPB | July 20, 2017 2:50 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler took a step closer to making his most important hire this week as a community panel interviewed six candidates for police chief.

News | local | Education | Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon Will Keep 100 Percent Graduation Goal For Class Of 2025

OPB | July 11, 2017 4:33 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Legislature wrapped up its work July 7 after five months of work that will affect everyone in Oregon — including public school students in the class of 2025.

Family | World | News | Nation | NW Life

Refugee Advocates Expect Challenges Even If Travel Ban Gets Tossed

OPB | July 3, 2017 3:54 p.m.

Refugee programs in the Portland area are still coming to terms with what the partial reinstatement of President Trump’s refugee and travel ban means for the vulnerable people they serve.

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Former Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Doesn't Rule Out Return To Politics

OPB | June 16, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Portland

"I'm feeling both very happy and fully vindicated," former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber told OPB's "All Things Considered."

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Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden Says He Wants To Ask James Comey About Loyalty Pledge

OPB | May 31, 2017 6 p.m.

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign does not get in the way of the Senate quest for answers.

Family | News | Education

Vancouver Schools Cut Back On Homework So Kids Can Be Kids

OPB | May 2, 2017 2:45 p.m.

Vancouver Public Schools is revamping its approach to homework. Starting next year, the southwest Washington district will get rid of mandatory homework for its youngest children.

News | local | NW Life | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown Makes Her First Post-Occupation Visit To Burns

OPB | April 12, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Burns, Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown spent Wednesday in Harney County, talking with local residents and officials. OPB reporter Amanda Peacher was there. 

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Q&A: Sen. Jeff Merkley Talks Filibuster, 'Nuclear' Option

OPB | April 6, 2017 2:15 p.m.

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley discusses the Republican majority's vote to change longstanding Senate rules allowing the filibuster of Supreme Court nominees.

News | Politics

'People Want To Help': Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury On ADUs For Homeless

OPB | March 22, 2017 5:15 p.m.

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury talks about a new effort in the fight against homelessness: The county will build an ADU in your yard if you agree to house a homeless family.

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly And 'The Bad Tenant Story'

OPB | March 9, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly ran as a champion for renters' rights. She also has what she calls "the bad tenant story to end all bad tenant stories," which links to her father's early death.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

As OPB Opposes Subpoena, Media Lawyer Explains Why Journalists Fight Testifying

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 1:43 p.m. | Portland

We talked to a lawyer with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press about the subpoena of a former OPB reporter in the second Malheur refuge trial.

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A Portland Refugee Worries: Will Her Parents Make It Home?

OPB | Jan. 29, 2017 7:10 p.m.

Noor Hilmi's family fled Iraq after her brother was kidnapped. Now they're refugees in Portland. They're also one of many families thrust into confusion by President Trump's travel ban.

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Q&A: Forest Grove Votes Against 'Sanctuary City' Title

OPB | Jan. 25, 2017 4:23 p.m. | Portland

The Trump administration's threat to strip away federal funding is one of the reasons Forest Grove, Oregon, decided against declaring itself a sanctuary city this week.

Family | Election | local | Politics | News | History

Sen. Ron Wyden: 'He Was Constantly Afraid'

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017 6 a.m.

OPB's "All Things Considered" host Kate Davidson is speaking with people in the news about pivotal experiences in their lives. Oregon's senior U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden shares the story of his brother's struggle with schizophrenia.

Then The Ladder Slipped: Oregon State Rep. Diego Hernandez

OPB | Jan. 9, 2017 9:30 a.m.

Diego Hernandez is a newly elected state representative from East Portland. As a kid, he watched his mother fall from a ladder he was supposed to hold steady. What happened next shaped the person he is today. OPB's "All Things Considered" host Kate Davidson spoke with Hernandez about his backstory.

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Portland Mayor-Elect Says He'll Shield Immigrants From Deportation

OPB | Nov. 15, 2016 4:48 p.m. | Portland

 Portland Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler announced Tuesday that Portland will remain a sanctuary city, regardless of the consequences.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Legal Experts Discuss How Oregon Standoff Jury Reached Verdict

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016 6:31 p.m. | Portland

What happened to derail the prosecution’s case against defendants who took over a federal facility in full view of the world?

News | Politics | Nation | NW Life | Elections

In Harney County Sheriff's Race, Echoes Of The Malheur Refuge Occupation

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016 12:56 p.m. | Harney County, Oregon

What role will the Malheur refuge occupation play in the race for Harney County sheriff? 

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Juror Dismissed For Possible Bias

OPB | Oct. 26, 2016 2:26 p.m. | Portland

After juror No. 4 questioned the impartiality of juror No. 11 in the Malheur refuge case, the prosecution, defense and judge agreed to dismiss the former federal worker.